A match-best of 11 kills by junior outside hitter Jordan Scoggins, paired with nine kills from senior outside hitter Beth Child, was not enough to boost Carbon volleyball to a victory against Payson. The Dinos traveld to Payson on Thursday for their first region match of the year. The Dinos battled in a back-and-fourth four set match that ended in a loss for Carbon.
In the first game, both teams traded points until the end. Carbon trailing by one, 21-22, was unable to match the Lions offense. Payson was finally able to hang on to the momentum long enough to pick up a close 25-22 set one victory.
Carbon flipped the switch in the second, which proved to be their most dominating team effort of the match. It was an impressive performance by the Lady Dinos with three serving aces in a row by senior Katee Martinez and an impressive hitting performance by senior Taylor Oliver with three kills on three attempts, hitting an impressive 1.000. Carbon took the second set with a 25-9 victory.
The Dinos could not hold on to their momentum from set two, after coming out strong and gaining five point lead, Payson regrouped and picked up the third set 25-19.
In the fourth and final set of the match, Payson came out fighting and won the match with a 25-9 fourth set victory.
Scoggins was the only player in double-digit kills on Thursday night followed by Child, as senior hitters Oliver and Celeste Smith contributed six and five respectively.
Senior setter Lauren Rice dished out 30 assists, while Martinez led the Dinos in digs tallying 34 on the night.
The Dinos will travel to Richfield on Tuesday for their second region match of the season. The Dinos will then return to their home court for four straight matches, starting with Juab on Sept. 30.